HC Deb 23 November 1943 vol 393 cc1412-3
3. Sir Douglas Hacking

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware of the feeling in the Army that separate medals should be given for service in each different part of the world during this war; and whether he will favourably consider this request?

Sir J. Grigg

I am not aware of any such feeling, but if it exists in some quarters, it is probably balanced by an equal volume of opinion that some other course is desirable. It is intended that these questions should form the subject of debate, and I cannot at present add anything to the reply given by the Prime Minister on 22nd September, in answer to a number of hon. Members.

Sir D. Hacking

Does that mean that my right hon. Friend has not entirely closed his mind to the possibility of further medals being issued?

Sir J. Grigg

It means exactly what I said: that there is nothing I can add at present to the answer given by the Prime Minister, particularly as the matter is to be the subject of debate in this House.

Mr. Glenvil Hall

Is that Debate likely to take place soon?

Sir J. Grigg

That question should be addressed to the Leader of the House.